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Meet actor, filmmaker and cookbook author, Joe Zaso! Wednesday, Feb 3rd – 7pm.

Joe has appeared in such films as THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, BARRICADE, VIRUS X and 5 DEAD ON THE CRIMSON CANVAS. He has also written five cookbooks under his character of Café Himbo. These cookbooks feature recipes from such cult movie celebs as Catherine Mary Stewart (THE APPLE, NIGHT OF THE COMET), Rutanya Alda (MOMMIE DEAREST, AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION), Barbara Magnolfi (SUSPIRIA), Armand Mastroianni (HE KNOWS YOU’RE ALONE), Lynne Griffin (BLACK CHRISTMAS), Russell Todd (FRIDAY THE 13thPART II), Adrienne King (FRIDAY THE 13th), Desiree Gould (SLEEPAWAY CAMP) and many many others!

Joe will have cookbooks, DVDs and photos available for purchase and autographing. COME SAY HI!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Bl.
LA, CALIF. 90046

Jan 202016
 

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Devastator Press x Meltdown Comics and Collectibles are proud to present Mike “Dr. Vireuss” Levine, author of Oh, the Flesh You Will Eat! — one of Splitsider’s Best Comedy Books of 2015.

Get a copy of our limited first edition hardcover signed by Dr. Vireuss himself. Bring your face masks, he’s contagious!

See you there!

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More praise for Oh, the Flesh You Will Eat:

“The perfect graduation gift for flesh-eating bacteria on the go and meatbags alike.”
-Nathan Rabin, author of Weird Al: The Book

“Disgustingly awesome. Hilarious, perverse and fun!”
-John Layman, creator of Chew

“If you read one lyrical ode to flesh-eating pathogens, make it this one!”
-Jeff Loveness, writer of Groot

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, CALIF 90046(map)
Here’s the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/438353779690655/

Jan 182016
 

CHARLIE BROWN TEASER FLYER

Everybody knows Charlie Brown. Peanuts have been a part of comic & animation history for over 50 years, influencing many generations of cartoonists and artists.

NOW come check out over 100 artists from all different backgrounds draw these classic characters in a way you’ve never seen before

Grand Opening: Friday, February 5th 2016
Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Jan 162016
 

WaffleParty

Meet other geeky singles while we serve up some super fun waffles on a Saturday morning! Come by Meltdown Comics for some sugary, sappy fun!

We have the wonderful Chef JoAnna helping with our waffles + treats! Super excited!

We’ll also have fabulously geeky tea from Riddle’s Tea Shoppe! They make some of my favorite teas ever.

Facebook Event Page: Waffle Party! A Singles Brunch at Meltdown Comics

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd. LA, CALIF. 90046

Jan 162016
 

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Randy Martinez is one of today’s most busy artists in the pop culture genre. His illustrations been have used for most of today’s biggest pop culture properties, including Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Aliens, and Lord of the Rings. Considered the Swiss army knife of Star Wars Illustrators, Randy Martinez has been creating Cartoons, Caricatures, Illustrations, Paintings, and 3D art for Lucasfilm LTD since 1999. Martinez’s art first appeared in Star Wars Kids Magazine before he quickly moved on to create cartoons and caricatures for the Star Wars Insider.  In 2007 Martinez was chosen to create the official key art for Star Wars Celebration IV (Los Angeles CA) and Europe (London UK) and then once again in 2010 to create the 13 pieces of key art for Star Wars Celebration V(Orlando FL).  Martinez has continued a wide range of illustration styles for Scholastic Books, Acme Archives and Topps Trading cards, where he has illustrated over 160 Trading cards and created over 10,000 sketch cards!

You have probably owned Martinez’s Star Wars art some way, and didn’t even know it. In recent years, his Holiday Star Wars art has become  instant classics appearing on official mugs, t-shirts, stationary, and even Christmas stockings! Have you seen Darth Vader playing christmas songs at the Piano, or the Star Wars Heroes singing Christmas Carols?  Yep, those are both creations of Randy Martinez.

In 2012, Randy Martinez was bestowed a great honor when three of his illustrations were included in the book Star Wars Art: Illustration (Abrams Books).  Star Wars: Illustration celebrates the most influential and important illustrators that have ever created official Star Wars illustrations since 1977. Every illustration in this book was hand selected by George Lucas from his personal art collection.

In 2012, Marvel Comics began production of Randy’s “Marvel: Legacy” series for the Official Marvel Fine Art collection.

Martinez is also an accomplished author of two how to draw books. Creature Features: Draw Amazing Monsters and Aliens (Impact Books), and Sketch Card Mania (Impact Books), which he co-authored with Denise Vasquez.

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Randy Martinez will be at Meltdown Comics, in Hollywood CA, Wednesday January 20th, 2016

He will be signing and selling his Prints, Books, Trading Cards, and even some original art!

Jan 112016
 

Good afternoon Melters!  Another week, another dollar, lets cut the nonsense and get down to business.

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-First off, I am just surprised as you are that I have not been to this yet but I am going to The Devil’s Playground Burlesque House for their “Star Girls” Burlesque show they throw every once in a while this Friday.  The show (as you may have guessed) is a burlesque show with the entire show having a Star Wars theme.  You will see female stormtroopers in lingerie, sexy Sith sirens, and probably a few Leia slave costume ladies to boot.  I ask you, when is the next time you will be able to see a sexy Jedi pole dance?  If you and your girl want a fun date to go on with a little bit of nerdiness and a WHOLE LOT of sex appeal, def get your tickets for this at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1018735.

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-It has been a long time coming and WAY overdue but finally, the Icon, the Franchise, the Vigilante Sting will finally be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.  If you aren’t familiar with Sting or any of his ring work (the wrestler not the frontman for The Police) then you truly don’t know wrestling.  Sting’s career has been one that even the Undertaker has to appreciate.  He is one of wrestling’s last true legends and has done more for the business of Professional Wrestling than most people to ever lace up a pair of boots.  This upcoming Wrestlemania 32 in Dallas Texas, we finally immortalize a true pioneer in the business, and I frankly think it couldn’t come sooner.

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-So everyone has already seen the new Star Wars movie about a billion times,thats established, but now we have the new movies to look forward to don’t we?  Disney has announced a massive lineup of Star Wars movies so we will not be leaving a Galaxy Far Far Away anytime soon.  Some interesting tidbits of info have hit the internet that might interest you guys and further excite you for the upcoming films.  First off John Boyega (Finn) in a recent interview says that the next Star Wars, the yet untitled episode 8, will be a much darker film and that his character, Finn, will have a much more physical role.  I am not sure how much more physical Boyega can get, he did a hell of a lot of fighting in the most recent movie.  I love hearing that Disney will be sticking with the traditional “the sequel is darker” method and knowing how J.J. Abrams set up these next two movies, I think we can all expect even stuff like “THAT MOMENT” from the Force Awakens.

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Also over the weekend TMZ leaked images of an X-wing reportedly from the “other” Star Wars movie: Rogue One.  If you take a close look at the images, it looks like they will be going for the more “classic” look for the X-Wings.  This makes sense due to the fact this movie takes place right before the events of “A New Hope.”  Check them out for yourself and see what you think.

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-And finally, for my fellow wrestling nerds…  If you are familiar with the best that WWE/WWF had to offer back in the day, then you definitely know who Jake “The Snake” Roberts is.  After years of drug addiction and self inflicted abuse to his already damaged body from years of wrestling, Jake Roberts was “saved” by fellow wrestler and confidante Diamond Dallas Page.  DDP documented Jake’s journey to sobriety and eventually we see him take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.  It’s a heart-wrenching and truly inspiring story that shows you that it is never too late for anyone.  The documentary has already been making its rounds on the festival circuit and the responses have been incredible.  If you love wrestling or are looking for an amazingly well put together documentary definitely pick this one up tomorrow the 12th of January on iTunes and probably everywhere else.